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Contact: Sondra Katzen, Public Relations, 708.688.8351,
August 4, 2022
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ZooBrew Untaps at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield, Ill. — Beer enthusiasts can quench their thirst at Brookfield Zoo’s annual ZooBrew, on Saturday, August 27. The unique 21-and-over event for both seasoned beer aficionados or brewski novices features approximately 80 varieties of ales, lagers, and stouts, as well as growing-in-popularity seltzers, ciders, and hard lemonade.

During the tasting, guests can enjoy samples from more than 20 breweries, including from 2 Fools Cider, Art History Brewing , Blue Moon, Buffalo Creek Brewing, Cayman Jack, Corona, Dogfish Head, Guinness, Hop Valley Brewing Co., Leinenkugel's, Lone River, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, Noon Whistle Brewing, Pollyanna Brewing Company, PRESS Premium Alcohol Seltzer, Revolution Brewing, Right Bee Cider, Rock Bottom Brewery, Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Smirnoff, and White Claw Hard Seltzer.

ZooBrew attendees can choose from three tasting sessions. The half session, offered from noon to 2 p.m., is $40; tickets for the full session, which is from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., is $60; and the VIP session, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. is $95. Designated driver tickets, featuring unlimited soft drinks, are also available for each session. (Zoo members receive a $5 discount on tickets.)

All tickets include beer samplings; all-day admission and parking to Brookfield Zoo, allowing plenty of time to see your favorite animals; and a commemorative ZooBrew pint glass to take home. VIP attendees also receive exclusive samplings of select specialty brews, food, and visits with animal ambassadors.

A photo ID is required upon entry. ZooBrew is for adults only; children will not be allowed in the event area. For additional information and to make reservations, visit

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About the Chicago Zoological Society
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by engaging people and communities with wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The Society is known throughout the world for its international role in animal population management and wildlife conservation. Its Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare is at the forefront of animal care that strives to discover and implement innovative approaches to zoo animal management. Brookfield Zoo is the first zoo in the world to be awarded the Humane Certified™ certification mark for the care and welfare of its animals, meeting American Humane Association’s rigorous certification standards. The zoo is located at 8400 31st Street in Brookfield, Illinois, between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and also is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, and CTA and PACE bus service. For further information, visit


Sondra Katzen
Media Relations Manager
Office: 708-688-8351
Cell Phone: 708-903-2071


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